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This film highlights the principles of good posture, both standing and sitting, and the effect of posture on physique. The film consists of short sequences of young men in contemporary sports attire, standing or sitting against a dark background. Occasionally animated drawings are used to highlight the skeleton or muscle groups. Intertitles describe the aspects of each pose which are considered to be indicative of good posture, and which of bad. 3 segments
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Topics: Orthopedics, Posture, Medical sciences, Orthopedics, Posture, Medical students. Medical.
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This film acts as a demonstration of the action of muscles, vertebral column, hip and shoulder joints in living subject. 3 segments
Topics: Anatomy, Muscles, Medical sciences, Anatomy, Muscles, Medical
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This film shows how clinical observation and instrumental analysis of the wave forms characteristic of abnormal venous pulsation can assist in the differential diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities. A brief historical survey of Sir James Mackenzie's classic work on the venous pulse is followed by a short demonstration of the instrumental techniques used in the analysis of the wave form of the venous pulsation in the neck. The mechanism and production of each of the component waves are described,...
Topics: Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency, Pulmonary Valve Stenosis, Mitral Valve Stenosis, Cardiology, Central...
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Shows the symptomatology of shell-shock in 18 British other rankers and its treatment by two leading R.A.M.C. neurologists in two British military hospitals towards the end of the First World War. Captions tell us the men's names, rank, medical condition, details of their symptoms and how long it took to complete the cure, which in one case was in two and a half hours. Clinical features shown include a variety of ataxic and hysterical gaits hysterical paralyses, contractures and anaesthesias...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Hospitals, Military, Combat Disorders -- rehabilitation, World war, Armed...
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An estimated 200 million people and many more domestic animals throughout the tropical and sub-tropical world suffer from the parasitic disease schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia), while more than 400 million others are at risk of infection. With the aid of cinemicrography, electron micrographs and graphics, this video gives a highly detailed account of each stage in the life-cycle of 'Schistosoma mansoni', one of the five principal species of schistosome and shows how certain...
Topics: Schistosomicides, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosomiasis -- prevention & control, Tropical...
A rather technical film which uses the premise of a dramatised lecture to doctors in white coats (all male) to review the anatomical and physiological background for the rational use of drugs which act on the 'autonomic nervous system'. 'Situational stress' is described and the causes of stress-related illnesses mapped using attractive medical illustrations (eg. from the back to the brain and there on to the eye etc.) which are rationalised in this way. The cure for stress is recommended to be...
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Topics: Stress, Physiological, Neurologic Manifestations
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Requirements of an ideal analgesic and the use of nitrous oxide and trichlorethlene in childbirth. A pregnant woman is shown on a hospital bed and the voice-over sets the tone for this medical information film, explaining that there are four key factors in seeking analgesia in childbirth. The mother remains conscious and co-operative, there are good uterine contractions, the method is safe for mother and baby and respiration in the baby is not repressed. Reminding the viewer of the happy...
Topics: Parturition, Obstetrics, Analgesia, Obstetrical, Anesthesia, Obstetrical, Birth, Maternal and child...
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This film shows how halibut oil is made beginning with fishermen catching live halibuts and ending with work in the laboratory to turn the most nutritious aspects of halibut oil into a vitamin supplement which is then tested as a treatment on a group of laboratory rats who have been bred to develop rickets.
Topics: Fishing, Fish Oils, Fish Oils -- therapeutic use, Rickets, Vitamins
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This amateur film with some intertitles illustrates a tour of India. There is footage of major landmarks (the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal) and people on the streets. The places visited are Ludhiania, Agra, Nagpur, Hyderabad (Deccan). Dr K Nayak with Colonel MacGregor pose for the camera. The tour continues to Madras and Calcutta with various general views and a day at the races. From Calcutta, Dr S.P. Chandhuri and Colonel R.N. Chopra pose. The tour continues to Assam (Shillong) and Mariani. 1...
Topics: Travel, Voyages around the world
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A folding almanac in Latin, containing a calendar (three months per leaf) and astrological tables and diagrams. Produced in England c.1415-1420 (the calendar includes the feast of John of Beverley, whose cult was proclaimed by Henry V after victory at Agincourt on 7 May 1415). It follows the Kalendar ad meridiem Oxonie of John Somer (1380), and contains data for the four Metonic cycles starting in 1387, 1406, 1425 and 1444, with lists of solar eclipses between 1384 and 1462 and lunar eclipses...
Topics: Almanacs sh 85003744, Calendars sh 85018851, Astrology sh 85008893, Eclipses sh 85040736, Middle...
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Referred to as a 'spoken film' in the opening credits, this is an animated film which looks quite dramatically at the origins of human civilisation, the development of city living and the possibility of over-population in the future leading to the collapse of civilsed life. Narration is provided by Ian Richardson, Nancy Marchand, Earle Hyman, Carlos Montalban and Maya Chadda. 3 segments.
Topics: Family Planning Services, Contraception, Medical Sciences, Public health, Family Planning Services,...
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An instructional film looking at all aspects of breast feeding. Antenatal welfare and preparation is advised - the importance of good diet (sample meals are shown by a midwife) and the clinical examination of the breasts are encouraged. Postnatal management begins in hospital with the establishment of lactation during the 'Lying In' period the importance of hygiene around the nipple is encouraged. Shots then include the mother and baby at home - we see the preparation of the cot, nappy...
Topics: Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Breast Feeding, Maternal...
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Shows a variety of acrobatic movements to demonstrate the action of muscles, vertebral column, hip and shoulder joints in living subjects. Four female acrobats perform a variety of movements while interspersed radiograms show the spine in various positions. 5 segments.
Topics: Anatomy, Muscles, Human physiology, Anatomy, Muscles, Health care personnel.
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This film is about how accidents in the workplace might occur. In the form of a semi-dramatic reconstruction, narrated by Maurice Denham, we see how a factory worker, Stan Berry, becomes the victim of a serious accident while at work. We arrive at the scene of the accident, an industrial work place with stacks of oil drums at the same time as the ambulance. The following sequences explore how the accident happened and who is to blame. The conclusion is that it is the human factor the...
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Topics: Accidents, Occupational, Health education, Medical sciences, Safety education, Occupational safety,...
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This film addresses overpopulation in the Philipines and seeks to motivate public health and other government workers to re-inforce the benefits of reducing family sizes. Throughout there are scenes of impoverished urban life with the stress made on the pressure of finite resources whether health, education or quality of life. Finally, President Marcos outlines the challenge ahead which would involve tackling the Catholic church's explicit lack of support for contraception as well as the desire...
Topics: Family Planning Services, Contraception, Philippines, Medical Sciences, Public health, Philippines,...
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This historically interesting film depicts ante-natal and post-natal care in the 1930s before the inception of the National Health Service in 1948. Infant and maternal mortality was a concern - this film shows how Queen Charlotte's hospital tackled the problems. Scenes are dramatised of an emergency birth at home as well as scenes within the hospital depicting training and babycare. 4 segments.
Topics: Postnatal Care, Hospitals, Maternity, Parturition, Hospitals, Pregnancy, Birth, Postnatal Care,...
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Gives simple diagrams of pathology of tuberculosis bacilli and shows school health examination, tuberlin testing, preparation of tuberculin, x-ray and treatment of suspected case. 3 segments.
Topics: Respiratory System, Communicable Diseases, Tuberculosis, X-Rays, Medical sciences, Respiratory...
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Doctors and nurses demonstrate the many ways of tying on a face mask according to preference and the type of cap worn. 1 segment.
Topic: Medicine -- History
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Part of a series apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. This title (part two of two) continues with incorrect and correct procedure around the patient. This part focuses on the patient's return from surgery. (2 segments)
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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A superficial introduction to the concept of bacteria. Making culture media innoculating a culture incubation how bacteria multiply microscopy staining. 2 segments.
Topics: Bacteria, Bacteriology, Bacteria -- growth & development, Bacteria, Microorganisms, Bacteria,...
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The film sets forth a technique for dealing with cardiac arrest by opening the chest wall and massage. It is primarily intended for anaesthetists and others who may be forced with a case of arrest in the absence of any surgeon used to thoracotomy. The use of electrical defibrillators is explained, as well as that of drugs. Since, in such an emergency as is described, each has his part to play, the film may appropriately be shown to all theatre personnel (from the ICI catalogue entry). John...
Topic: Cardiology
A Naval training film in four parts made for the R.N.M.S. This is Part 3: Closed chest cardiac massage. A demonstration of treating cardiac arrest as a result of drowning. As in the other parts, a graphic explanation is showing the physiology behind a heart attack. The technique of closed chest cardiac massage is demonstrated.
Topics: Resuscitation, First Aid
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This film shows the events of the first mass vaccination campaign in Western Europe using oral poliomyelitis vaccine. It also shows how the vaccine was prepared for use, and ends with an interview with the Medical Officer of Health for Kingston-Upon-Hull in which he discusses the campaign and the way the Public Health Department tackled the problem.
Topics: Poliomyelitis, Public Health, Rehabilitation, Health Services, Paralysis
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A class of expectant mothers practise ante-natal exercises designed by Kathleen Vaughn at Paddington (LCC Hospital), London. The purpose of each exercise is explained by intertitles prior to the footage. One of the women is a former ballerina in her 34th week of pregnancy - she is frequently singled out to demonstrate the poses and at the end of the film she does a small ballet performance. 2 segments.
Topics: Antenatal Care -- history, Exercise, Parturition, Pregnancy, Human Reproduction, Antenatal Care --...
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Life cycle of Aedes Aegypti. Microphotography of eggs. Larva, pupa and then adult mosquito emerging. Female and male breeding. 3 segments.
Topics: Tropical Medicine, Culicidae, Insects, Tropical diseases, Tropical Medicine, Culicidae, Medical...
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The stages of an operation on a case of pes cavus (highly arched foot) are shown. 3 segments.
Topics: Orthopedics -- surgery, Foot Deformities, Foot -- surgery, Surgery, Medical sciences, Orthopedics...
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A film showing the outstanding features of the campaign against diphtheria - includes diagrams detailing how the condition affects the body and footage of children with the disease being treated in hospital. 3 segments.
Topics: Diphtheria, Communicable Diseases, Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Medical sciences, Diphtheria,...
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Route of needle demonstrated on skeleton, by diagram and on patient. Aspiration and air replacement for encephalography. 2 segments.
Topics: Neurology -- surgery, Neurology, Brain, Neurology -- surgery, Surgeons.
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The rehabilitation of accident and other non-work related cases in a special unit which forms part of the industrial medical service at a large car factory. An insight into the Rehabilitation 'shop' at Vauxhall Motors which handles 300 people per year. A man arrives in a motorised chair and manoeuvres himself into a wheelchair. The men in the workshop are engaged at mostly seated benches doing dry, light engineering work. The men return to work quickly ostensibly to avoid muscle wastage using a...
Topics: Rehabilitation, Occupational Health
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Illustrates divisions into blood groups and classification of groups serum testing for group taking of blood from donor giving of blood to patient - a case of haemophilia. 2 segments.
Topics: Blood Transfusion, Blood, Blood Group Antigens, Blood Donors, Human biology, Blood Transfusion,...
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Part of a series apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. This title (part one of two) focuses on incorrect and correct procedure around the patient in the induction and maintenance of anaesthesia. Through a series of dramatised scenes, a female patient is shown being incorrectly cared for and then the same scenario is repeated with a male patient but demonstrating good practice. Then there are five key points to consider for the well-being of the patient in the operating theatre.
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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Abbreviated version of the 1971-72 film of the same title but preserving almost all the historical and experimental physiological content of the longer version. Described by Dr. W.F. Bynum (WIHM) as ...one of the best films ever produced on the history of medicine...highly recommended . 5 segments.
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Blood Circulation -- history, Physiology -- history, Human physiology,...
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. This video explains the principles of the carbon dioxide absorption technique and demonstrates the two methods in use: single-phase absorption and closed-circuit or two-phase absorption. Firstly the principle of absorption is illustrated using diagrams. Next the equipment is shown being prepared a canister is shown. An anaesthetist is shown preparing a patient nitrous oxide and ether are discharged into the...
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Closed-Circuit -- History,...
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This film presents the basic principles underlying active, passive and transferred immunity in man and animals, and explains the production and modus operandi of various types of vaccines and antisera. Topics discussed include the acquisition of natural and artificial immunity, the phenomenon of primary and secondary stimuli in establishing active immunity, transferred immunity in new-born children and animals, toxoids and killed bacterial vaccines, and living attenuated and killed virus...
Topics: Immunity, Bacterial Vaccines, Viral Vaccines, Disease control, Immunity, Bacterial Vaccines, Viral...
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Common pin mould is shown by animated diagram growing and sporulating, together with plus and minus strains. The budding of yeast and its use for bread is shown. 2 segments.
Topics: Microbiology, Fungi, Saccharomycetales, Microbiology, Microbiology, Fungi, Saccharomycetales,...
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Ante- and post-natal exercises demonstrated by an instructor and then by a class of mothers-to-be. 3 segments.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Postnatal Care, Birth, Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Parturition, Postnatal Care,...
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Diagrammatic review of the prostate and related organs in normal man. By diagram the anatomy and relations of the prostate and related organs are shown in normal man development hypertrophy effect complications. 3 segments.
Topics: Anatomy, Prostate, Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary Tract, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Anatomy, Human...
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The second of two films recording a surgical thoracoplasty (the removal of ribs) to treat scoliosis. 1 segment.
Topics: Thoracoplasty, Respiratory System, Ribs -- surgery, Scoliosis, Surgery, Medical sciences,...
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A time lapse study showing the relative sliding movements of the cells during early stages of embryonic development, and the development and fusion of the medullary plates. Time lapse studies of axolotl ovum and the rotation of the embryo during later stages of development are shown. 2 segments.
Topics: Obstetrics, Embryology, Embryonic and Fetal Development, Biology, Pregnancy, Obstetrics,...
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A step by step account of this operative procedure to examine the patient's brain for evidence of a tumour. A circle of skull is removed using specialised equipment, the brain examined, the bone flap replaced, and the patient is seen in bed at the end of the procedure. 4 segments.
Topics: Neurology -- surgery, Craniotomy, Brain, Medical sciences, Surgery, Neurology, Brain, Neurology --...
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Management of the newborn child. 2 segments.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Obstetricians. Doctors. Nurses.
The film first compares normal cell behaviour; the activities of normal chick heart fibroblasts and neoplastic tissue cells as seen by the interference microscope. The section on Cultures of Epithelium is credited to M. Abercrombie, E. J. Ambrose, P. C. T. Jones, K. G. Moreman and A. L. Levene.
Topics: Neoplasms, Cell Biology, Fibroblasts, Epithelium
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. The four stages of anaesthesia are demonstrated when the anaesthetist uses the open drop ether method. Good practice is shown. This contrasts with the pitfalls of ether anaesthesia: a comedy of errors about what you shouldn't do. Part one of two. 4 segments
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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This film depicts a standard caesarean section operation, with intertitles explaining the various stages. 3 segments.
Topics: Obstetric Surgical Procedures, Cesarean Section, Birth, Surgery, Obstetric Surgical Procedures,...
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This film is intended to show students and house officers some of the techniques used in routine blood grouping in the hospital laboratory. A number of photomicrograph shots in colour demonstrate the microscope examination of the results obtained. The film is divided into the following sections:
Topics: Hematology, Blood Grouping and Crossmatching
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The film illustrates the mechanisms of labour in childbirth by means of a model pelvis and foetal skull, viewed from in front and from below. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Obstetricians.
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Shows the action of cilia, both in situ and in artificial surroundings. 2 segments.
Topics: Cilia, Microbiology, Animals, Respiratory System, Microbiology, Medical sciences, Respiratory...
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A case demonstration showing loss of equilibrium at an early stage and somnolence at a later stage due to encephalitis lethargica, also known as 'sleepy sickness' or 'sleeping sickness'. 1 segment.
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Topics: Neurology, Encephalitis, Neurology, Neurology, Encephalitis, Neurologists. Doctors.
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This film explains how the eye works and why it is important to keep eyes in good health, using animated illustrations of the human body. Everyday life can put a strain on eyesight. It is also promoting The National Eye Service, which provide eye examinations and spectacle prescriptions for a low cost. 1 segment.
Topics: Optometry, Eye, Public Health, Eyesight, Public health, Optometry, Eye, Public Health, Medical
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Using stylised diagrams throughout, some of them animated, the physiology of the skin is described in an elementary way. Various integuments epidermis growth replacement. Dermis structure. Nails. Touch cells. Sweat glands. Hair follicle. Care of skin. How a blister forms. 3 segments.
Topics: Dermatology, Skin, Hair Follicle, Sweat Glands, Epidermis, Touch, Nails, Blister, Medical sciences,...
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A step by step account and full surgical demonstration of the abdomino-perineal technique pioneered by W. E. Miles. The intertitles provide very technical and detailed explanations of the steps of the procedure that results in a cancerous tumour being removed. 6 segments.
Topics: Rectal Neoplasms, Colorectal Surgery, Rectum, Surgery, Medical sciences, Rectal Neoplasms,...
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A completely revised and updated version of the 1957 film of the same title. The two earlier versions of this film (1928 and 1957) were both based on Robert Willis' 1847 translation of Harvey's De Motu Cordis for the Sydenham Society. This version is based directly on Harvey's original text, and corrects a number of minor errors and omissions in the earlier versions, as well as incorporating much new historical research. At the University of Padua, Harvey was taught the anatomy of Galen and...
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Blood Circulation -- history, Physiology -- history, Cardiology --...
A film showing step-by-step treatment for Colles fracture. Metal splnts are manipulated into shape. A patient laying prone on a bed is measured for lint supports. The leg from the knee to the ankle is bandaged. A cage like splint is manoeuvred into position, secured and fixed into place. An intertitle says that Sir John Lynn-Thomas estimated the force at which the force to stretch the structures.
Topics: Fractures, Fractures -- History, Fractures -- Rehabilitation, Colles' Fracture
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Proper feeding is vital to successful livestock control. This film explains the role of nurtition science in ensuring balanced diet, increased animal food production and efficient livestock management in the rearing of cattle, poultry and pigs. 4 segments.
Topics: Nutrition, Food, Animal Feed, Medical sciences, Animals, Animal nutrition, Nutrition, Food, Animal...
This short film begins with the diagnosis of two children - one with a harmless heart defect and one with an atrial septal secundum defect. Slow-motion animation with synchronized heart sounds and phono-cardiogram are used to demonstrate the significance of the split-second sound in the differential diagnosis of atrial septum secundum. Surgery is performed on the child with the more serious defect. 5 segments.
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Topics: Heart Septal Defects, Atrial, Heart Defects, Congenital, Heart Murmurs, Cardiology, Pediatrics,...
A compilation of films showing good first aid practice as recommended by the World Health Organisation. The films are shot in a plain studio setting and the wounds themselves, such as bleeding etc. are convincingly recreated. 1 segment.
Topics: First Aid, Wounds and Injuries, Injections, Eye
A Naval training film in four parts made for the R.N.M.S. This is Part 1: Breathing for others. An evocative safety film which begins with a number of stark reminders over the importance of air with a number of dramatised scenes such as drowing, carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to death. The action of the lungs is explained graphically. Resuscitation is explained. A sword swallower demonstrates how the air passage can be fully opened.
Topics: Resuscitation, First Aid
This film was projected at a presentation in 1939 and relates to article 'Rotary Movement of the Apex of the Mammalian Heart' by K. J. Franklin (Physiological Society).
Topics: Physiology, Heart, Mammals
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Shows preparation of a colt for operation to remove a testicle. Exploration of inguinal canals abdomen opened and testicles removed. 3 segments.
Topics: General Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Horses, Cryptorchidism, Testis, Veterinary medicine, Surgery,...
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The twenty-two species of blood-feeding tsetse fly are found only in tropical Africa - all can carry the trypanosome parasite that causes African sleeping sickness (African Trypanosomiasis) in man and Nagana in cattle and other domesticated animals.This film gives a detailed account of the life-cycle of the tsetse fly, with special reference to Glossina morsitans. The fly does not lay eggs but gives birth to one living larva at a time, which burrows into the earth and pupates. When the pupa...
Topics: Tsetse Flies -- growth & development, Trypanosomiasis, African, Medical sciences, Tsetse Flies...
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This film shows the second stage of labour, and opens with the head of the first child advancing and gradually distending the perineum. The first child presents in the left occipito anterior position. The second child presents and is delivered in the third vortex position. The placenta is delivered. 3 segments.
Topics: Obstetrics, Twins, Monozygotic, Labor, Obstetric, Parturition, Birth, Medical sciences, Obstetrics,...
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This amateur film is part 2 of Mr Till's tour of Canada and the US it starts with colour footage of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with footage shot from the point-of-view of a passenger in a train. The Calgary 'stampede' follows (more a sedate parade past the camera of native Canadians, cowboys, bandsmen and various people on horseback or wagons). There is footage of a rodeo - shot at some distance as well as steer lassooing followed by racing. Till has captured footage from a number of vantage...
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Step by step operative procedure to suture radon seeds to sclera over site of malignant neoplasm.
Topics: Ophthalmology, Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures, Eye Neoplasms
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A very short cinema commercial about the Brook Advisory Centre clinics which advises people on family planning and contraception. A young couple walk together in woodland - they embrace briefly while a male voice-over advises people to come and talk to one of the Brook Advisory Centres if you love each other... but want to be careful .
Topics: Contraception, Sex Education, Family Planning Services
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Sir Henry Dale, pharmacologist, Nobel Prize for Medicine recipient, and chairman of the Wellcome Trust, is interviewed by Dr R. Proster Liston, chairman of the BMA Film Committee, in regard to some of the major achievements with which he has been associated in his long and distinguished career. 5 segments.
Topics: Pharmacology, Acetylcholine, Norepinephrine, Ergonovine, Oxytocin, Histamine, Pharmacology,...
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This film illustrates the movement and agglutination of typhoid (2 mins 30 secs) and then cholera bacilli (2 mins 30 secs). Probably one of the earliest surviving film records of bacteriological research. Some of the footage could be from the Bombay Plague Laboratory (now the Haffkine Institute). A 35mm negative on nitrate film was donated to the Wellcome Library by the Research Defence Society, although the original provenance of the film and its use are unknown. 1 segment.
Topics: Bacteriology, Research, Typhoid Fever, Cholera, Bacteria, Bacteria, Bacteriology, Bacteriology,...
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The film shows the conservative treatment of varicose ulcers and eczema by compression bandaging. Various types of bandages and their uses are demonstrated. Elastoweb and Elastoplast are used throughout. Closing intertitle is 'Available for projection to medical audiences by arrangement.
Topic: Dermatology
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A rather pedestrian educational film about the heart. A series of people have their hearts listened to using a stethoscope; hearts are removed and their independent rhythmic pumping action is seen. Various graphics explain the double pump action of the heart.
Topics: Heart, Blood Circulation
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Demonstrates manipulative treatment for subluxation of the cervical spine, following the removal of the tonsils and adenoids, and for an anterior dislocation of the cervical spine. Two case studies are shown. The first is a young boy who is shown prior to treatment with intertitles describing his condition and successful treatment. The second is a male who is shown prior to and during physiotherapy treatment. 1 segment.
Topics: Orthopedics, Physical Therapy Modalities, Cervical Vertebrae, Human physiology, Medical sciences,...
With high production values, this film dramatises (or semi-dramatises) the plight of a man, Dan Plover, who has epilepsy. Dan is seen drenched through and destitute as he returns to the National Veterans Epilepsy Center, a place where we are told he felt safe in the past, just three months earlier. In cinematic terms, we find out why Dan has returned to the treatment centre by a series of flashbacks. As a child, Dan had petit mal seizures these are dramatised when he was a school pupil. In...
Topics: Seizures, Electroencephalography, Rehabilitation, Epilepsy
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Three reels of film depicting numerous aspects of the routine scientific work of the Henry Lester Institute, founded with a bequest from the trustees of Mr. Henry Lester, broker and medical philanthropist of Shanghai, together with scenes from everyday life in Shanghai, China, before the Japanese conquest of 1935. 2 segments.
Topics: Biomedical Research, Biomedical Research -- history, Medical Research, China, Biomedical Research,...
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A straightforward account of an operation to reduce the colorectum and remove a carcinoma of the rectum. 4 segments.
Topics: Colorectal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Neoplasms, Colon -- surgery, Colonic Neoplasms, Surgery,...
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This jaunty film aims to encourage the audience to use the National Eye Service, an organisation aimed at providing eye testing for people with low incomes. It provides an example of the BMA's involvement in promoting public health at that time. 1 segment.
Topics: Public Health, Optometry, National Health Programs, Eyesight, Public health, Public Health,...
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This is the first edition of one of the most notable films in the history of medical and scientific film (subsequent editions 1957, 1971-72, 1978), made to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Harvey's Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cardis et Sanguinis (1628). Against the historical background of classical Galenic and Renaissance cardio-vascular anatomy and physiology, Henry Dale re-enacts Harvey's physiological experiments demonstrating the circualtion of the blood in animals...
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Blood Circulation -- history, Physiology -- history, Cardiology --...
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This short amateur film of unknown origin shows footage of South American countryside including seas, mountains and waterfalls. There are both aerial and ground-level views of a city. A construction site is shown with a sign reading Wellcome Futuras Instalacoes .